Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest NCET Biz Tips: Dragonfly shows how business-plan competitions create jobs For more than a decade, entrepreneurs have competed in business-plan competitions — and the results are beginning to show up in the region’s economy. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Dave Archer Published 7:52 a.m. PT May 1, 2018 | Updated 7:55 a.m. PT May 1, 2018 CLOSE Borrowing money from friends or your house equity to start a business? Here are the pros and cons. VPC CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE … [Read more...] about NCET Biz Tips: Dragonfly shows how business-plan competitions create jobs
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The gossamer-winged dragonflies and damselflies flitting around Northeast Ohio's waterways can give researchers new information about the state -- but only if they're documented. That's where you come in. By snapping pictures of these insects and submitting them to the Ohio Dragonfly Project, Ohioans can contribute important data on where different species live and how clean the water and environment around them is. The survey will also document the existence of rare species, leading to new research on why they're here. The Ohio Dragonfly Project is a joint effort between the Ohio Odonata Society and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. It will update a 1991-2001 survey about damselflies and dragonflies. Back then, naturalists didn't use the Internet for surveys like this, so they needed people to bring dragonflies and damselflies to them. That led to about 12,000 specimens. "In one year we're able to do what a decade took," MaLisa Spring, said the project's … [Read more...] about Help Ohio scientists survey dragonflies, damselflies
Organizers say this trail system will encourage biking and walking, make it easier for folks to get to different areas of town, and encourage "green" commuting. The big debut of the new Dragonfly Trails today in the City of Columbus. The first connection from the medical center to the Riverwalk is 1.4 miles long. Funding comes from a combination of pubic and private funds. It cost about 2 million to build this “demonstration” section of the trail. Organizers say this trail system will encourage biking and walking, make it easier for folks to get to different areas of town, and encourage “green” commuting. … [Read more...] about The First Section Of The Dragonfly Trail Opens In Columbus
One of Fort Worth's oldest and most respected companies is getting an image makeover, including a new name. Bell Helicopter, a nearly century-old aerospace and defense contractor with about 4,000 employees in North Texas and 7,200 worldwide, is dropping the word "Helicopter" from its moniker. From now on, the company will be known simply as Bell. The company also unveiled a new logo to its employees Thursday morning. The logo features a red-and-white shield. On top of the shield is the name of the company in stylized all-caps, and on the bottom is a silhouette of an upward-facing dragonfly. The changes are meant to reflect the company's evolving mission with a renewed focus on emerging technology, said Mitch Snyder, Bell's chief executive officer. "We're not a helicopter company. We're not a tilt-rotor company. We're a technology company that is redefining flight," Snyder told the Star-Telegram during an interview at his office in the company's Fort Worth headquarters near Hurst. For … [Read more...] about Does a new name and dragonfly logo make Bell Helicopter a hip company?
Discover how to help protect endangered butterflies, bees and dragonflies at "Beyond Monarchs: Preserving Endangered Butterflies, Bees and Dragonflies" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. The free program is co-hosted by Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and DuPage Monarch Project. Registration is not required. Forest Preserve District ecologist Andres Ortega will discuss conservation efforts in local forest preserves for Baltimore checkerspot butterflies, Hine's emerald dragonflies and rusty-patched bumblebees. The program also will provide practical strategies for homeowners and communities to help protect butterflies and other pollinators. The district is closely monitoring a colony of Baltimore checkerspot butterflies and Hine's emerald dragonflies along the Des Plaines River and leading a captive-rearing- and-release program for Hine's emerald dragonflies at its Urban Stream Research Center at Blackwell Forest … [Read more...] about Discover ways to help protect endangered butterflies, bees and dragonflies at Mayslake program Feb. 20